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But it's got a new hat! There's been so many lovely MOCs of this speeder, so my goal was to make it look like the Scout was riding the speeder a bit more, without removing the legs or having that moped look of standing on a platform. The rider is held in place by the tension of the socket wrenches and it can be posed upside down without it falling out. Pleased with that. I've put free instructions up on rebrickable, if anyone is interested. Thanks for stopping by.
At a recent local show, I displayed my Battle of Hoth diorama. I had about 5 imperial speeder bikes on the display that came from various sets over the years. Most of them are based on a big trike piece, and all of them lack detail. I've realised that these didn't really benefit the display, and I want something a bit better for the next time. I think one or two really well designed ones will look a lot better than a squadron of mediocre ones. I present the 74-Z speeder bike: 74-Z speeder bike by James Shields, on Flickr Although it wasn't seen in the Empire Strikes Back, there are several semi-canon sources that suggest they were used on Hoth. It's built for detail rather than robustness, and some of the connections are a little sensitive! James
So these are a bit old — flickr says taken in December 2012, MOCpages says posted in January 2013. But they caught my eye because I was going through all the different categories of Star Wars entries on MOCpages checking for new additions (MOCpages has a boggling number of categories so some of them literally have not been used in months, years even, which is how this MOC ended up near the top.), and I saw these great speeder bikes which had…two comments. But the photos had a little watermark in the corner, so I Googled that, and found the MOC on flickr with…two comments by other users. And I decided that despite the age, these models needed more exposure. So now you know why a six-month-old MOC is being blogged and how I found it. (And on that note, I'm sure the builder would appreciate it if you checked out his photostream, because he's got a lot of other great LEGO stuff.) Anyways, the model: I’ve built a fair number of 74-Zs myself, so I know it’s difficult to capture all the angles and curves and details in that size. James zhan has made his a bit bigger — about Miniland-scale, I think — and that’s allowed him to use those curved slopes in front, and all those different angles in the back. It’s not that these things are impossible to represent fairly accurately at minifig scale, because they certainly are. But at this scale, everything combines for a beautiful model that doesn’t look like compromises in accuracy had to be made, which in turn makes the model that much more pleasing to look at.